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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 37. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Stuart's cavalry in the Gettysburg campaign. (search)
Murdaugh, of the navy, conceived the plan of a raid on the Northern Lakes, based on the capture by surprise of the U. S. S. Michigan, the only man-of-war on those waters, and on mentioning his views to Lieut. Robert Carter and myself I need not tell you how cordially we entered into them, and endeavored by every means in our power to carry them into execution; but it was only after repeated efforts that the government was induced to take any active part in promoting the expedition, though Mr. Mallory, the Secretary of the Navy, was in favor of it from the inception of the plan, but money, or rather the want of it, seemed to be the cause of delay, which, however, being provided to the amount of $25,000, we, together with Lieut. Walter R. Butt, one of our wardroom mess on board the old Merrimac, were at last ordered to hold ourselves in readiness to proceed on the duty assigned us, when suddenly the order was changed, it having been decided in cabinet council that our operations on the
Comte de Paris, History of the Civil War in America. Vol. 2. (ed. Henry Coppee , LL.D.), Book VII:—politics. (search)
rtion as Congress entered more and more earnestly on the path of abolition. We have already had something to say about General Butler's device, when he was in command at Fortress Monroe, to reconcile the respect due to the Constitution with the idea of equity, which was opposed to the restoration of a slave flying from a master who was in rebellion against this Constitution. On the 22d of May, 1861, he learned that three negroes had taken refuge in his camps, stating that their owner, Mr. Mallory, a colonel in the enemy's army, wanted to send them to work on some fortifications on the coast. Butler kept them, declaring that he considered them as contraband of war. A flag of truce came to claim them; it was sent back. The rumor of this incident, which spread with astonishing rapidity among the servile population of the neighborhood, soon brought a large number of fugitives on the narrow peninsula lying under the bastions of Fortress Monroe. Whole families were seen to arrive. T
asture, where is now Jackson College, the new Chem. Lab. and the Oval. In the foreground is a sylvan scene. Large trees border both sides of Two-penny brook as it courses through the entire plain and broadens into a pond in which are their shadows, and where a cow has waded in to drink. Thirty years later, in the reprint of the history, this view is again given, printed from the same steel plate. Of but one other we speak, the Brooks Schoolhouse, 1851, a wood engraving by Kilborn & Mallory, which must have been made from the architect's drawings. Whatever the schoolhouses of Medford were in years before, there was some architecture in this, made possible by the gifts of interested citizens of West Medford. This has been reproduced in the Register of July, 1916, with its authentic story. An enlargement of it hangs in the principal's room in the present Brooks school building. In 1854 the Mystic Hall Seminary at West Medford was opened. This was a private boarding scho
The National crisis. withdrawal of the Senators of the seceding States--letter from Hon. George W. Summers--from Charleston — the Florida Forts — the Key West fortifications — troops in Washington, &c. Senators Davis. Yulee, Mallory, Clay and Fitzpatrick, who formally withdrew from the Senate chamber, left ten vacant seats in the Senate. Four others will be speedily added.--The Washington Constitution, speaking of the rest, says. To those who scan events more closely, the withdrawals of yesterday, succeeding others for short distance cannot but suggest painful spottage. It were had enough, if in the ordinary mutations of politics the Senate were being stripped of its most illustrious members: Statesmen who have earned distinction by the ability, the patriotism, and the purity of their ,and whose voices have been ever polite opposition to the current demagogism of the day. But the spectacle witnessed yesterday and to be witnessed again are many days more ove<
ure for Washington in a special train, which left Mount Clare at a quarter after 3 o'clock. Yesterday morning, shortly after 3 o'clock, the early train from Philadelphia brought on to this city two companies of United States Artillery, under the command of Major Elestine and Captain Allen, who were previously stationed at Fort Hamilton, New York. The companies immediately proceeded to Fort McHenry, where they are comfortably quartered.--Balt. Amer. The Brooklyn and Fort Pickens. Mr. Mallory's dispatch to Governor Bigler states that, if the Brooklyn is to reinforce Fort Pickens, an attack will be made upon the fort by the 1,700 State troops which are at Pensacola; that his counsel is against attack, even if the fort be reinforced, but the troops are impatient of restraint. The Government has answered to-day that the provisions on board the Brooklyn, destined for the fort, must be landed; that the soldiers will remain on board the Brooklyn, which ship, with other United State
s evinced in maintaining the honor of our Government. 7. Resolved, That we never will consent or submit to the obstruction of the free navigation of the Mississippi river, from its source to its mouth, by any power hostile to the Federal Government. 8. Resolved, That the Governor of this State is requested to transmit a copy of these resolutions to the President of the United State, to Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott, to each of our Senators and Representatives in the Congress of the United States, and to the Governors of the several States. On motion of Mr. Haymond, the first Kentucky resolutions were laid on the table and printed. On motion of Mr. Hopkins, the second series of resolutions from the State were laid on the table, ordered to be printed, and referred to the Committee on Federal Relations. On motion of Mr. Mallory, the Minnesota resolutions were laid on the table. A number of House bills were read and ordered to their engrossment. Adjourned.
ion of Sergeant-at-Arms. Mr. Niglett, of Lurenburg, nominated Wm. C. Snead, of that county. Mr. Johnston, of Lee, nominated Charles E. Crosby, of Washington. Mr. Willey, of Monongalia, nominated Josiah W. Rives, of Barbour. Mr. Mallory, of Elizabeth City, nominated Robert H. Vaughan, of that county. Mr. Morris, of Caroline, nominated Dan'l Atwell, of Caroline. Mr. Dorman, of Rockbridge, nominated N. A. Thompson, of Hanover. Mr. Macfarland nominated John G. Mosution for the appointment of a committee to take into consideration the rules of the House of Delegates, and report such as are applicable to this body. Rejected. The Convention then proceeded to the election of First Doorkeeper. Mr. Mallory, of Brunswick, nominated C. Drumright, of Mecklenburg. Mr. Hall, of Lancaster, nominated Richard Rains, of Richmond city. Mr. French, of Mercer, nominated Benjamin R. Linkous, of Raleigh. Mr. Critcher, of Richmond county, nomina
ank and Aid Savings Bank, of the city of Richmond. Resolutions of Inquiry into Expediency.--By Mr. Dickinson, of amending the 4th section of chapter 141 of the Code, so as to allow a greater rate of interest than 6 per cent. by special contract; by Mr. Sager, of allowing to Henry Exall his claim for furnishing a plan of alteration in the Hall of the House of Delegates; by Mr. Davis, of changing existing law for the repair of bridges and roads in the counties of Brooke and Hancock; by Mr. Mallory, of refunding a certain sum of money to Jos. W. Harper, of Dinwiddie; by Mr. Nelson, of allowing commissions and remitting damages to the Sheriff of Fluvanna; by Mr. Friend, of amending the 29th section of chapter 184 of the Code of 1849; by Mr. Miller, of S., of refunding to David Kipps taxes erroneously paid; by Mr. Duckwall, of so changing the present law prescribing punishment for petit larceny, as to authorize Courts and juries to sentence such convicts to labor on the public works;
lle to form a battalion; by Mr. Montague, of authorizing the construction of a turnpike road from the New River White Sulphur Springs, in Giles county, to Vicker's Switch on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, on the joint stock principle; by Mr. Mallory, of authorizing the trustees of Ebenezer Academy, in Brunswick, to sell the same, and apply the proceeds for the benefit of indigent children in said county. The Armory Building.--The Speaker laid before the House a communication from theitten, and Woolfolk--63. Nays.--Messrs. Arnold, Bassel, Bell, Booker, Brown, Burks, Cassin, Childs, Collier, Crane, Crump, Davis, Dickenson, Edwards, Ferrill, Friend, John Gilmer, C. H. Gilmer, Hoffman, Hopkins, Hunt, Leftwich, Lundy, Lynn, Mallory, Thomas Martin, McGehee, Medley, Miles, Mong, Morris, Phelps, Pretlow, Pritchard, Richardson, Wyndlram Robertson, R. K. Robinson, Rives, Scott, Shannon, James K. Smith, Tomlin, Arthur Watson, West, Wilson, Wingfield, and Yerby--48. So the b
inia State Convention.Tenth day. Monday, Feb. 25, 1861. The Convention was called to order at 12 o'clock. Prayer by the Rev. Dr. Minnegerode, of St. Paul's Church. Committee. The President announced the following select committee, under Mr. Tredway's resolution, adopted on Saturday, to make inquiries as to whether any movement of arms or men has been made by the General Government, indicating a purpose to coerce Virginia; Messrs. Tredway, Pendleton, Bouldin, Wilson and Mallory. Amendments to the Constitution. Mr. Haymond offered the following resolution, which, on his motion, was laid on the table and ordered to be printed: Resolved, That the Constitution of this State should be amended, and that this Convention will amend the Constitution wherein it is necessary and proper that it should be amended, and will submit the same as amended to the voters of the State for their adoption or rejection. Mr. Hall, of Wetzel, offered the following, whic
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